Yep, you read that correctly ’cause according to Bossip, Newton, sued Proctor for paternity, joint custody and visitation of their four children, Chosen 5, Sovereign-Dior, 3, Camida, 2, and Cashmere Saint, 3 months.
Well, that’s interesting. It’s also interesting that Newton, 30, is the father of a child with La Reina Shaw, 33. That apparently went down while he was still with Proctor.
According to court papers obtained by Bossip, Newton demanded a DNA test from Proctor, 31, for their youngest child, who was born in September and has never lived with the Carolina Panthers quarterback.
Here’s more via Bossip:
Newton acknowledged that he signed the kids’ birth certificates, but wants DNA proof. He said he’s been voluntarily paying child support but wants the court to figure out a dollar amount. Newton also said that once he’s legally deemed the father, he’d like joint physical custody with Proctor.
But Proctor countersued Newton for full physical custody, child support, health benefits, life insurance for the children and her lawyer and expert fees.
Proctor said he is the kids’ father, but doesn’t have a problem with him getting a DNA test, as long as he pays for it.
She said she hasn’t worked in the six years that she was in a relationship with Newton, and asked the court to determine a child support amount outside of the regular guidelines because Newton has a guaranteed salary of $60 million out of a nearly $104 million contract. She said Newton also has an endorsement deal with Under Armor and owns multiple businesses.
Meanwhile, Proctor said she’s willing to negotiate a financial deal with Newton, but if they can’t see eye to eye, she asked the judge to force Newton to hand over $15,000 so she can hire a financial analyst to examine his total income and recommend an appropriate support figure. She’s also asked the judge to enforce a confidential settlement agreement they made before their youngest child Cashmere Saint was born last September.
Proctor, a former stripper, also revealed in court papers that she and Newton have been separated for months, and she said she moved out of his home and planned to return to her native Maryland with the kids. And since Newton plans to stay in his native Georgia, joint custody of the children is not going to work.
All we can say is this is messy and looks like it’s going to get even messier before it’s all over, unfortunately. 🙁